15 killed as matatu rams into parked truck in eastern Uganda

Friday February 14 2020

The wreckage of the public service vehicle being towed from the accident scene in Mayuge District, eastern Uganda. PHOTO | COURTESY | VIA DAILY MONITOR


Fifteen people were killed early Friday morning when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a stationary truck in Mayuge District, eastern Uganda.

A woman and a toddler who suffered serious injuries are being treated at Iganga Hospital.

The public service vehicle, which had 17 passengers, mostly traders, was headed to Kampala. It hit the truck at 5am at Imanyiro village on Musita-Lumino Road, Busoga East Police Spokesperson James Mubi said.

"Sugarcane trucks are not supposed to be parked on the highway because they obstruct other road users, which causes accidents," Mr Mubi added.